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Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Dion Waiters scored 28 points, Wade added 16 and the Miami Heat beat the Knicks 100-92.“You love playing here. You hear about it,” said Wade, who stuck around after the final buzzer to take in the love from the crowd that serenade him with chants of ‘D-Wade! D-Wade!’ throughout the night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“When I played in college, I got the opportunity to play here, the Coaches vs Cancer Classic. It was just immediately, that feel, and the feel was there. Getting an opportunity to play (here) in the NBA has been special.”Wade had 17 points in leading Marquette past Villanova in that game on Nov. 15, 2002. TIP-INS:Heat: Wade averaged 23.6 points in 44 regular season games at Madison Square Garden.Knicks: Mitchell Robinson started at center and finished with nine points and 14 rebounds. Prior to the game, Knicks coach David Fizdale said he wanted to get a better look at the second-round pick from the 2018 draft over the last two weeks of the regular season.THANKING WADEWade’s tribute video included a warm message from Fizdale, who won two NBA titles as a Miami assistant coach from 2008-16.The Knicks coach recalled a game Wade won while both teams on the court couldn’t get anything “right.”But Wade found a way to put the Heat over Chicago in double overtime.“He stole the ball at the end of the game and made a running halfcourt shot to end the game. It was literally a bloodbath. I’ll never forget that night,” Fizdale recalled. “We’re battling like crazy. And somehow he figured out how to get us a win.”UP NEXTHeat: Visit the Boston Celtics on Monday for the first game of a home-and-home series. View comments Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) moves the ball against New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in New York. The Heat won 100-92. (AP Photo/Nicole Sweet)NEW YORK — Dwyane Wade felt something special about Madison Square Garden since first stepping on its floor during his sophomore season in college.The 13-time All-Star bid farewell to the arena Saturday night by planting a kiss on the New York Knicks logo at center court.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Wade was then greeted with a standing ovation when he checked into the game with 4:37 left in the period.“As a player, this is your last time and just want to enjoy it,” Wade added. “I know the fans stayed around and that was so cool, man, to be able to have that. You expect it at home maybe your last time but on the road you don’t expect that.”New York honored Wade’s 15-year career with a video tribute with 2:47 remaining in the opening period after a Miami timeout.Wade then drove to the basket for his first points of the night.“One of the top-5, if not top-3 best shooting guards to ever play this game,” Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. said.“Super competitor. Even better person. You got to salute everything he’s done and accomplished in this league.” Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wade had back-to-back baskets in Miami’s 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter after the game was tied through three. He shot 6 for 16 and added seven rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.Miami coach Erik Spoelstra thought of the old Heat-Knicks rivalry and found the pro-Miami crowd like something of the Twilight Zone.“To hear all the cheers and all the ‘Let’s Go Heat,’ it all feels strange but that is the impact of a Hall of Fame player and I am glad he is on our side,” Spoelstra said.Hassan Whiteside finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat, while Kelly Olynyk chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. Goran Dragic had 10 points and 10 assists.The Heat have won six of their last eight games and hold a half-game lead over Orlando for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Knicks: Conclude their six-game homestand when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP volleyball: Lady Bulldogs eliminate Lady Falcons from Final 4 race Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director